Latvia to Launch Co-financing Fund

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia will grant 946,010 EUR in 2016 through the newly established Co-financing Fund, aiming to attract foreign financing for Latvian film industry and to promote…
22-02-2016

FNE at Berlinale 2016: Latvian Film in Berlin

Latvian film industry will be represented at the Europen Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, where the National Film Centre of Latvia, Latvian Film Producers' Association and Riga Film Fund will…
14-02-2016

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Grants

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia allotted 6,802,000 EUR for sixteen projects in the Latvian Films for Latvia’s Centennial grants session.
13-01-2016

FNE Country Report 2015: Latvia

After the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009 the recovery of Latvian film industry has been steadily improving each year. State funding for film industry increased significantly reaching 4.3 m…
16-12-2015

FESTIVALS: Documentary Triumphs at Latvian National Film Festival

RIGA: The documentary film Ruch and Norie won four awards at the 27th edition of Latvia’s The Great Christopher/Lielais Kristaps festival of national films.
06-11-2015

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Documentary Film Grants in 2015

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia confirmed 114,501 EUR to six projects in the second documentary film grants session of 2015.
05-11-2015

FESTIVALS: The Event Wins Riga IFF

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival First Award in history went to Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for his documentary The Event about a failed 1991 communist coup d’etat attempt in…
28-10-2015

PRODUCTION: Ivars Zviedris Shoots Documentary Loggers

RIGA: Acclaimed director Ivars Zviedris is currently working on a new project Loggers / Zāģeri, a documentary about the communities of Latvian forest workers.
06-10-2015

PRODUCTION: Dāvis Sīmanis in Postproduction with My Peaceful Place of Exile

RIGA: Award-winning director Dāvis Sīmanis is in postproduction with the feature My Peaceful Place of Exile / Pelnu sanatorija. The story of this Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction is set in the final…
05-10-2015

FESTIVALS: Riga International Film Festival Announces Official Competition

RIGA: Seven films will compete for the first time in the international competition of Riga International Film Festival (15-25 October 2015). It is a competition for films from countries connected…
01-10-2015

Latvia Submits Modris for the Oscars

RIGA: Juris Kursietis’ debut feature Modris has been selected by a committee of experts established by the National Film Centre of Latvia as Latvia’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language…
18-09-2015

Latvia Announces International Film Coproduction Grants in 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its first grants for international coproductions, with 200,000 EUR going to eight projects.
19-08-2015

Baltic Sea Docs 2015 Selects 25 Projects

RIGA: The 19th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) taking place 2-6 September 2015 in Riga announced its final selection of 25 projects, representing 13 countries. They include six Latvian…
17-08-2015

PRODUCTION: Award Winning Animator Edmunds Jansons in Production on Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness

RIGA: Award-winning animator Edmunds Jansons is working on his new short film Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness / Bize un Neguļa about a six year old girl known as Pigtail who…
30-07-2015

FNE IDF DocBloc: Close Relations

Vitaly Mansky’s documentary Close Relations is set for a December 2015 release.
24-07-2015

Latvia Announces Film Development Grants for 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 107,300 EUR to fourteen projects in the film development grants session for 2015
08-07-2015

Latvia Announces Debut Film Grants for 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 139,156 EUR to five projects in the debut film grants session for 2015.
07-07-2015

SPI International to Launch FilmBox Baltic and Fast&FunBox in Latvia

RIGA: Movie channel FilmBox Baltic and the extreme-sports channel Fast&FunBox will be launched by SPI International on the telecom operator SIA Lattelecom.
17-06-2015

Single Digital Market Assembly to be Held in Riga

RIGA: The digital assembly 2015, coorganised by the European Comission and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be held in Riga to discuss the single…
10-06-2015

Film Education Initiative for Teachers Launched in Latvia

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the National Centre for Education has developed a new project entitled “Kino Skolās”, which aims at promoting accessibility and knowledge…
10-06-2015